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Title: Sacred site experience : a phenomenological study
Authors: Andriotis, Konstantinos 
Keywords: Tourism--Research;Religious;Greece;Shrines;Monasteries;Tourism
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Annals of tourism research, 2009, Volume 36, Issue 1, Pages 64–84
Abstract: This paper attempts to broaden the subject of sacred site experience by presenting the findings of a study on the experiences of an exclusive male sacred shrine in Greece, Mount Athos, also known as the Holy Mountain. The study involved a phenomenological approach undertaken through initiating conversations with visitors, participant observation and reviewing narratives on visitor books kept in monasteries. From the analysis five core elements of authentic experience emerged, namely spiritual; cultural; environmental; secular; and educational. These elements were discussed in relation to the methodology adopted and the findings of past research
ISSN: 0160-7383
Rights: © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Type: Article
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